This was our first year to attend the Midwest Quartet Convention in Des Moines, Iowa! We were so excited, as we had heard about it for years, and now finally the opportunity to experience the fun weekend. It was amazing! Lots of neat groups were there and we had the chance to meet many new friends, and renew old acquaintances.
Here are the photo memories!

Caleb browsing through the newest Vision Forum catalog.

The scene from where I sit in the van.

Arriving at the Adventureland Palace.

Let the fun begin! The happy-clappy-snappy-drumming-always moving-and-singing Garms family.

Three Redeemed! What a beautiful spirit and love for the Lord! We enjoyed meeting Dixie Philips and her friends, and look forward to singing with them at the 2011 Floyd Gospel Sing in Floyd, Iowa.

Our friends, Stillwater Quartet from Kentucky. Great group, though we can’t figure out why they call themselves “STILLwater”- there’s nothing still about them, in fact they’re always moving!

Our new friends, Hear by Faith from Hermantown, MN. We have heard about them for several years and finally were privileged to meet them. A wonderful, encouraging group! We’d enjoyed fellowshipping with them, and listening to their music and advice.

Here’s an awesome quartet! 4 His Love Quartet from Missouri has a very reminiscent sound of the legendary Cathedral Quartet and a neat stage presence. We were going to leave before the Friday concerts were over, as it was getting late. One of the group members’ wives stopped us and asked us to stay to hear 4 His Love, as they just loved watching our enthusiasm. We stayed, and were we glad we did! They were great.

Some other friends, the Faithful Men Quartet! We’ve enjoyed seeing them for several years and it was good to catch up with them.

“You don’t have to be crazy, but it helps!” Higher Power Quartet from Iowa.

Leesha, Sam, Jayme, and Caleb with the Steve Mickelson, the bass from Higher Power.

Something is wrong with this picture…Can you find spot it? Yep! We have another member of the family! Our “adopted brother”, Tommy Bruce, tenor from Stillwater Quartet joined our family for a while. 🙂

Hanging out! Ben and Jayme having fun with Tommy.

The booths.

Well, that wraps up my best Friday photos. Next up, Saturday, and some pretty cool stories that you can’t miss! Here’s a picture to keep you wondering for a while:

Do they look familiar?

Blessings and Joy in the Journey,
T for the Garms